Oct 30, 2012 9:20am EDT
-president of electric operations, a person by the name of john, said the previous record for outage was 200,000 by hurricane irene 2011 quote the largest storm related outage in our history and again, 1.2 million, pl and without electricity at this hour and we're going to keep following this for you, they had 25,000 power crews on stand by that they brought in according to pepco, the utility in washington d.c. and 25,000 men and women additional force flown in from mexico, canada, and washington state poise today dispatch the crews. charles: it's a herculean effort or a herculean task. a lot of people without power, thanks, adam. >> you've got it. charles: joining us a spokeman for con-ed, the utility company in new york city, alfonso, can you fill us in on how things are looking. >> sure thing. the updated number for people in new york city and westchester county and that number is actually 729,000 customers out throughout new york city and westchester county and we're looking at about, in manhattan, where the bulk of them are at at this point, 240,000 customers out. charles: alfonso, how
Nov 1, 2012 9:20am EDT
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Oct 29, 2012 9:20am EDT
. illinois's direct debt is now 58 billion dollars. joining us now is john tillman from the illinois policy institute. a lot of people reacting to the illinois report. the report of the state budget crisis task force, a big-time report, and the thing is for me, it's all the reasons why this so, you know, there's so many problems. it's not just one thing. we're talking about the budget process, underfunded retirement benefits, medicare spending, law and practices hindering fiscal responsibility and stability. it goes on and on. it seems like you are on a collision course. >> it would be irresponsible of the people of illinois to ask the other 49 states to bail us out for the spending we have been doing for decades. this is a spending driven crisis. we have structural overspending that is unsustainable. the best way to illustrate this is in 2000 we had about 1.5 million people on medicaid. we now have 3.1 million people on medicaid. that's 104% growth. while we've expanded it to a middle class entitlement. that's just unaffordable. the bottom line though is the real core problem is pensions a